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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

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The New Jersey "Circle." This one in Pennington. (Craig Allen photo)
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NJ’s hated traffic circles are on the way out

They're supposed to help keep traffic moving, but many Garden State motorists don't like or trust them. Traffic circles have been around for decades in New Jersey, but they are slowly being phased out in favor of what are called roundabouts.

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A proposed legislation would allow Garden State residents to have wildlife habitats on their property. (oksix, ThinkStock)
A proposed legislation would allow Garden State residents to have wildlife habitats on their property. (oksix, ThinkStock)
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Bringing wildlife habitats closer to home in NJ

New Jersey's top Republican Assembly leader is encouraging all Garden State homeowners to consider creating a wildlife habitat on part of their property.

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Your identity could be stolen…by a family member

Most of us have heard about the long list of breaches at big companies like Target, and even the Internal Revenue Service in recent months, but you might not be aware there's a growing problem of identity theft being committed by people you know and trust.

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Carli Lloyd gets the key to her hometown recreation center. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Carli Lloyd gets the key to her hometown recreation center. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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World Cup champion returns to her hometown

After leading the USA women's soccer team to victory in the World Cup tournament earlier this month, athlete Carli Lloyd returned home to South Jersey Wednesday to a hero's welcome.

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Signs at Livingston High School during Gov. Christie's presidential announcement on June 30. (Rachel Greenberg, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Could NJ economy, unemployment become issues for Christie?

As he continues his run for the GOP nomination for the 2016 presidential election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains in the back of a crowded Republican field. So far, New Jersey's sluggish economy and unemployment rate have not been raised as campaign issues so far, but that may not be the case for long.

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The FBI is using social media to help catch criminals. (Maxim Kostenko, ThinkStock)
The FBI is using social media to help catch criminals. (Maxim Kostenko, ThinkStock)
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How the FBI is using social media to solve crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation used to reach out to the public and ask for help in solving crimes by posting "most wanted" posters in Post Offices across New Jersey, but a new effort is under way to connect with people in a different way.

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